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The elegant universe

Author: B Greene
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2003, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Greene
ISBN: 0393058581 9780393058581 0375708111 9780375708114
OCLC Number: 769026661
Description: xv, 448 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Edge of knowledge --
ch. 1. Tied up with string --
pt. 2. Dilemma of space, time, and the quanta --
ch. 2. Space, time, and the eye of the beholder --
ch. 3. Of warps and ripples --
ch. 4. Microscopic weirdness --
ch. 5. Need for a new theory: general relativity vs. quantum mechanics --
pt. 3. Cosmic symphony --
ch. 6. Nothing but music: the essentials of superstring theory --
ch. 7. "Super" in superstrings --
ch. 8. More dimensions than meet the eye --
ch. 9. Smoking gun: experimental signatures --
pt. 4. String theory and the fabric of spacetime --
ch. 10. Quantum geometry --
ch. 11. Tearing the fabric of space --
ch. 12. Beyond strings: in search of m-theory --
ch. 13. Black holes: a string/m-theory perspective --
ch. 14. Reflections on cosmology --
pt. 5. Unification in the twenty-first century --
ch. 15. Prospects.
Responsibility: B. Greene.

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Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.

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